Staying at home during Alert Level 4 — animated video transcript

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Black text on a yellow background.

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This is a New Zealand Government Unite against COVID-19 message.

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A diagonal yellow and white striped background, similar to hazard tape, with black text across it.

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Alert Level 4. Staying at home. What it means.

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A black map of New Zealand on a white background. A red spiky circle on a yellow background, indicating a virus. A black and white spinning globe with red spikey circles popping up on different countries.

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New Zealand is at Alert Level 4. This is because at the moment, a virus called COVID-19 is spreading around the world.

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A black outline of a person becomes red, and they begin coughing into their hand. Beside them is a person using a walking stick, a woman, a girl holding a man’s hand and a person using a wheelchair.

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A virus is something that can make people very sick, and it spreads by being passed from one person to another.

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Above the coughing person appears a red spiky circle, which then appears above all the other people beside the coughing person, turning them all from black to red.

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Right now, this virus is spreading quickly and making a lot of people very sick.

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The person using a walking stick, the man and the girl turn black again. The coughing person disappears, and in their place is an outline of a gravestone.

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Many people will recover, but some people can even die from it.

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The remaining people spread out, with gaps between them.

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We know that the virus spreads when people are close to each other or when they are touching the same things. So our government has decided the best way to stop the virus from spreading is to keep people apart.

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A suburban street with trees, two-storey and one-storey houses and a car in a garage.

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The best way to keep your distance from other people is to stay at home.

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Moving close to one of the houses, a person holding a briefcase steps out of the front door.

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Right now, the only people who are allowed to go to work are our essential workers — people who are providing things like food and medicine that the country needs to keep going.

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A list with a shopping trolley at the top appears in a thought bubble from a person using a wheelchair, another person holding the handles.

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So don't worry — we can still get everything important we need to live.

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The standing person pushes the person using a wheelchair towards a building with a shopping trolley logo on the front.

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If you do need to leave the house for things, it's important you only go by yourself, with someone you live with or an essential support person.

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A white circle grows around the two people.

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These people are your bubble, and you are safe to be around them.

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A person stands nearby with a full shopping trolley. A black arrow points in both directions between the two people and the person with the trolley, indicating a distance of 2 metres.

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If you see anyone else, it's important you stay 2 metres away from them, even if you know them.

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A yellow bed with a person in it drops down above the black arrow.

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2 metres is about the same length as your bed.

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A person in uniform, a yellow speech bubble appearing beside their mouth, and a woman with a yellow speech bubble beside her mouth.

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You might see more police on the streets talking to people.

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Three uniformed police officers, the one in front waving. On either side of the officers appear houses and trees.

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They will be making sure everyone is following the rules and staying home as much as possible.

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A diagonal yellow and white striped background, similar to hazard tape, with black text across it.

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Visit health.govt.nz/COVID19-disability (external link)  or call 0800 611 116 for free any time.

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